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Chairs of Observer Groups call for calm ahead of election in Kenya

7 August 2017

The leaders of election observer groups for the Commonwealth and the African Union (AU) held a joint press conference in Nairobi today.

Commonwealth helps Grenada position its economy for increased trade

7 August 2017

A new National Export Strategy (NES) will see the Caribbean state diversify and increase imports and exports between now and 2021

Secretary-General meets Zambian president and opposition leader

7 August 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has today met with President Edgar Lungu, main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and Catholic bishops after landing in Zambia yesterday for an official four-day visit.

Commonwealth youth worker alliance endorsed by governments

5 August 2017

A new international coalition of youth worker organisations has been endorsed by Commonwealth member governments.

Young leaders put forward innovative solutions to fund youth development

4 August 2017

A deficit in public spending on young people’s development should be plugged by new and innovative forms of financing including the promotion of social entrepreneurship, according to Commonwealth youth leaders.

Developing e-commerce to build Cameroon’s economy

3 August 2017

The Commonwealth is helping Cameroon explore ways to increase the benefits of e-commerce and digital trade as a tool for achieving its national development plan.

Transforming young lives: youth mainstreaming in development planning

3 August 2017

New policy guidance from the Commonwealth Secretariat will help governments to place young people’s needs and aspirations at the heart of national policy-making.

Commonwealth gold medalist hopes for a peaceful Kenya election

3 August 2017

Lameck Aguta is still a local hero, more than twenty years after taking a gold medal in the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Vancouver. For the elections in his home country of Kenya he is a ‘peace observer’ in his home region of Kajiado which lies to the south of the capital Nairobi.

Commonwealth observers arrive for ‘watershed’ election in Kenya

3 August 2017

Arrival statement for Kenya elections by Commonwealth Observer Group Chair.

President of Uganda opens 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting

2 August 2017

“The young people of the Commonwealth are leading us to a future of ever greater aspiration, and even greater achievement.” These were the words of Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at the start of one of the world’s most eminent intergovernmental youth conferences.

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